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11-Aug-2012, 06:05 PM #1
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I have a Gigabyte motherboard (GA-890GPA-UD3H) and seem to have a problem entering BIOS. I press the DEL key and also tried holding it down, but it ignores the command. Is there a way to force BIOS to open every time I restart?

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11-Aug-2012, 07:08 PM #2
I think some Gigabyte boards use F2 instead of DEL. Also be sure you are using a PS2 keyboard rather then USB.

You can also try clearing the CMOS using the jumper on the motherboard as that should force you to have to enter the BIOS and hopefully also restore normal access.

However, you forgot the most critical part of the information, you completely neglected to tell us the exact model of the motherboard in question.

Also, I've moved this to the "Hardware" section as that is the proper fit for it rather then "All other software"
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11-Aug-2012, 08:13 PM #3
The motherboard is GA-890GPA-UD3H. I'm not sure how I would go about clearing the CMOS. Never done that.
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11-Aug-2012, 08:33 PM #4
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I press the DEL key and also tried holding it down

Try tapping the DEL key repeatedly as soon as you power on.
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11-Aug-2012, 08:34 PM #5
Your board uses the DELete key to enter the BIOS setup. I know you pressed it, and held it down. But you did not say when! you have a very finite period of time from power on to hit that key. Triple6 advice is always on target - maybe another keyboard?
On to the CMOS clearing.
Lets call the Top half of your board the processor half
and the bottom half is the other half
Lets' have power turned off and cord unplugged too...
to the right of the PCIEX1 slots (thoses 2 tiny ones) in the middle of the bottom half of your board
There is a round CMOS Battery, and beside it a CMOS Jumper connection.
The Connection is OPEN - there is a jumper, but it does not connect both pins.
you can clear the CMOS by installing that jumper for a few seconds, or by removing the battery for a few seconds.
Do not leave that jumper connecting both pins when you restart the computer. It will not break it, but you will never save settings if it is connected.
Plug it back in, turn it on, and you should be entering the BIOS setup straight away.
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11-Aug-2012, 08:42 PM #6
Download the motherboard from here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3516#dl

It'll mention the location of the Clear CMOS jumper and its use.
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